Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Joshua Everett Norris

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, July 5, 2007

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Joshua Everett Norris

Even though we have never served together you will always be my brother. I know you will watch over us and keep us safe. My heart is with you and your family. BROTHERS BEYOND THE GRAVE.

Det. Reed Perrin (SRT)
Westwego P.D.

July 6, 2007

TO MY FALLEN BROTHER, MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR COURAGE AND DEDICATION THAT YOU HAVE DISPLAYED DURING YOUR SHORT TERM OF DUTY. YOU ARE A HERO, NOT BY HOW YOU DIED, BUT BY HOW YOU LIVED YOUR SHORT JOURNEY IN THIS WORLD. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND MAY YOU NEVER BE FORGOTTEN FOR THE SACRIFICE YOU MADE FOR YOUR DEPARTMENT AND COUNTRY. TO YOUR LOVED ONES, FRIENDS, AND COWORKERS, MAY GOD BLESS EACH OF THEM DURING THIS TRAGIC EVENT IN THIER LIVES.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

July 6, 2007

I will be strong and courageous, I will not be terrified, or discouraged; for the lord my God is with me wherever I go. “Joshua 1:9”

A police officer can do everything right, but it does'nt make us bulletproof. Bad things happen to good officers. Joshua was ambushed, and if anyone of us had responded to that call we may have been the one that just did'nt make. It's said, "only the good die young." I have to believe that. I think that Orson Welles said it best, "People Sleep Peaceably in Thier Beds at Night Only Because Rough Men Stand Ready to do Violence on Their Behalf"

It's now time to take your beat on heaven's streets. God speed, and sleep well my brother!

DEPUTY THOMAS GAI JP344
JEFFERSON PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE

July 6, 2007

Family and fellow Officers of Deputy Sheriff Norris
Please receive my deepest condolences,prayers and hope for you all as you come to terms with this tragedy.
Bob
Chaplain Bob Harper
Chaplain Coordinator
RCMP "K" Division

Chaplain Bob Harper
RCMP "K" Division

July 6, 2007

Josh,
I remember talking to you just about a week ago, and you were telling me how happy you were to be working on your own now. You were complaining about the unit they gave you, but were happy none the less. Your life was cut short way too early. You were a good policeman, and a good friend. I will miss you. Your family will be in my prayers. Rest In Peace brother. You will truly be missed by many.

Christopher Leger
Former Deputy - Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office

July 6, 2007

Rest in peace brother.

1773P
CSPD

July 6, 2007

You will be missed Brother.


Crescent city Connection Police

July 6, 2007

The loss of any officer under such circumstances is a tragedy, but this is deepened by the fact that Deputy Norris was so young. Our thoughts and prayers are with family and co-workers of this brave young deputy.

Major C. Broughton
Volusia County (FL) Sheriff's Office

July 6, 2007

Deputy Norris Believe me you left a mark on law enforcement. You only served for a very short time, you were taken from this earth way before your prime. Sir I THANK YOU so much for serving and your family and fellow officers. You will be missed!! Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office lost a great person. God speed sir.

Corrections Officer/Reserve J, Zimmerman
Bowie County Correctional Center-Texarkana,Tx.

July 6, 2007

God bless Deputy Norris' family, agency and friends. My prayers are with you. There is no greater loss than the loss of a hero.

Officer Sharon Mooney
St. Francisville Police Department

July 6, 2007

So young to pay the ultimate sacrifice.... God bless my ["little"] brother. Thank you for your commitment. There is a special place in heaven, for officers who are angels here on earth.... Rest in peace.

Detective III
LAPD

July 6, 2007

Peace be with you...

Natalie Jensen
surviving spouse, CSPD Detective Jared Jensen, EOW 2/22/06

July 6, 2007

Josh I was proud of you and happy you were going to marry my neice and wish you could of tried out for the SWAT Team. Watch over us



Love Kenny

Sgt. Kenneth Latour
J.P.S.O. Vice/ SWAT

July 6, 2007

Words cannot express the deep felt sympathy I have for those that this fallen warrior has left behind.

Thank you Deputy Norris for your service and you shall not be forgotten. You are a true American hero.

Retired Captain Joe L. Gilliland
Danville, KY PD

July 6, 2007

Josh, I can still remember us in the academy together. All of our countless nights studying at CC's to get through it. I can still remember us being the greatest paintball team there ever was (at least in our minds we were) I just wish we could have played one more time. I remember all of the times we went to the gym, pushing you to do more weights because I knew you could. We all knew that you would make a great police officer, we only wish that we could have seen more of what you had to offer to the JPSO family. Thanks for the memories. You will be missed, you were a great officer and friend.

Deputy Christopher Cade
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

July 6, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Norris. Another hero taken too soon!
May God comfort you all. He paid the ultimate sacrifice trying to make this world a better place for us all.
Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher
Virginia

July 6, 2007

To the family and co-workers fo Deputy Sheriff Norris, I am so sorry for your loss, God Bless you all. A few days ago we lost one of our own (Deputy Michael Page) and our hearts are still hurting. I don't think we will ever get over this pain, but I can say that I feel safer having angels watch over us. Rest in peace brother.

Det. Claudia Phelps
Texarkana Arkansas PD

July 6, 2007

A true hero is measured by the actions taken in life. Deputy Joshua Norris is, and will be forever remembered as a hero, may God Bless your soul Deputy Norris. God will have a true, dedicated, hero to patrol the streets of heaven.
One day you will be there to meet us fellow officers that will follow you into the gates of heaven, and if we maybe so blessed we will shake your hand and thank you for your dedication to the job.
May god wrap his loving arms around the family, friends, and fellow officers to comfort them in this enormous loss.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the men and women of the,Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office . Though we may never meet nor may we know your names, we feel your loss, and forever we will open our thoughts and prayers to our brothers and sisters of your agency, God Speed.

Sincerely Yours,
The Men and Women of the Mason County Sheriff’s office – Ludington Michigan.

Men and Women of the MCSO
Mason County Sheriff's Office - Ludington MI

July 6, 2007

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Joshua Norris as well as to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace Deputy Norris, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch, CTO
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

July 6, 2007

A Police Officer's Prayer

Oh Lord, while I'm on my beat

May I know that you're with me,

And protect me as I go to guard

Other's lives and property.

Help me ignore those who scorn

And show me no respect,

But be mindful of all citizens

I've sworn to protect.

Be with my fellow officers

And guard their safety too.

May I always put duty first

In the work that I must do.

May I not disgrace the uniform

But bring pride to the badge I wear.

That I'd be a good policeman, Lord

Would be my only prayer.

Amen

Tom Tully/Res.Captain
Westwego P.D.

July 6, 2007

I am very sorry for the loss of another brother in blue. My thoughts and prayers are extended to all of you at Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office. God Bless all of yall. To Deputy Norris, thank you for you service to God and our country. Even though it was a short hitch that you served, your intentions were pure and appriciated. Thank you sir. You now serve as a gaurdian angel to us all. Rest in peace my brother

Sgt. Mike Szempruch
Bossier City PD. Louisiana

July 6, 2007

Policeman's 23rd Psalm


The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want,
His comforting hand reduces fear to naught;
He makes me walk through streets of crime,
But He gives me courage and peace of mind.

He leads me by still waters in the path I trod,
And He says in Romans I'm a "minister of God,"
He leads me in righteousness as He restores my soul,
For His name's sake He keeps me whole.

When I walk through death's valley, right up to the door,
I will fear no evil, for He comforts me more;
For Thou art with me every step of the way,
As thy rod and thy staff protect me each day.

He prepares a table, especially for me,
As I work daily among life's enemies;
He gives me authority to uphold the law,
And He anoints my position in the midst of it all.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me,
Each day of my life through eternity;
As I long to hear Him say, "Well done...,"
When I lay down my life, my badge, and my gun.

Retired Deputy
St Tammany and Jefferson Parish

July 6, 2007

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family and the fellow officers
Rest in peace
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts
Town of Oconomowoc

July 6, 2007

May God be with the Norris family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office. Be strong for each other.

Fonda Lartigue
Wife of Chief of Police Lartigue Ville Platte Louisiana

July 6, 2007

To the family, friends, and officers that knew Deputy Norris, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the trying times ahead of you. Please know your not alone.

Here I am, lost in the light of the moon that comes through my window
Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you and the roses

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Here I am, lost in the ashes of time, but who wants tomorrow?
In between the longing to hold you again
I'm caught in your shadow, I'm losing control
My mind drifts away, we only have today

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way
I will sacrifice 'til the blinding day when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

When the veils are gone as I let you go, as I let you go

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way, I will sacrifice
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you who is closest

Erin
Wife of a CSPD Officer

July 6, 2007

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